In the Wednesday edition of The New York Times, the newspaper featured a bottle opener from Areaware (areaware.com) that is made from piece of wood, two magnets and a bent framing nail.
Read the article here and see a photo of the thing.
It’s pretty clever (especially the magnets). But today I challenged the magazine staff to do better. And now I’m challenging you in a new contest. Build a bottle opener using shop supplies that will make a woodworker smile. Take a photo of your entry and e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and e-mail (that’s very important so we can contact you if you win). Do this by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.
The winner (as determined by our editors, who probably have been drinking) will win $100 of merchandise from the WoodworkersBookshop.com. We just added 500 new products to the store, so there is lots of great stuff to choose from.
To get your juices flowing, we shot this video of the editors showing off the bottle openers they made today. Check it out and let us know which editor made the best opener.
— Christopher Schwarz